Sunday, May 26, 2013

Heartbeat

On now to our weekend challenge.  This weekend we are asking for a thirty-three word confession.  You're free to write non-fiction or fiction or to blur the lines in between.  We just encourage you to get creative and give us your best.

This is my 33 word confession.

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Obstacles abound.

Challenges taunt my choice.

Walking alone, in cold glittering snow, I shiver

as a bead of sweat rolls over my swollen belly.

A single teenage mother-to-be.

Your heartbeat giving me strength.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Beat - Five Sentence Fiction



What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week:  ACCIDENT

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New Beat
Feeling as though a magnetic field surrounds him with its attraction; a current thrumming through his entire being, pulsing and throbbing along his healing scar.

His new heart lurches erratically creating a new intense, rhythmic beat.

Scanning his surroundings he searches the unfamiliar faces for the source of this eerie sensation.

His eyes lock on a sad, young woman and unsure why, his feet are steadily moving forward drawn by her knowing stare.

As she reaches for his hand, he fully understands that the sound of her dreams shattering is his new heart beat.